US Supreme Court to hear arguments on abortion ban in Texas

The US Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a battle over Texas’ attempt to enact one of the most restrictive laws on abortion in the country, testing the Supreme Court’s willingness to reconsider old legal precedents on this contentious issue.

America’s Supreme Court, which is split 6-3 between conservative and liberal justices, will hear two cases separate cases It was brought by the US Department of Justice and abortion providers against Texas. The Supreme Court has left the law in effect for now while rushing to review it.

The Supreme Court has refusal to block The Texas law twice, initially shortly after it went into effect on September 1.

The legal fight over the state’s new measure began after the Department of Justice sued Texas in September, arguing that the law was unconstitutional and that it “represents all citizens without showing any personal affair or injury to serve as bounty hunters.”

It achieved a temporary victory when it was a federal district court in Texas hung the law, but lost the next round when the Federal Court of Appeals lifted that suspension. The Ministry of Justice asked the Supreme Court to overturn the appeals court’s decision.

The case has sparked fraught debates about reproductive rights in the United States, with the Biden administration and some legal experts raising concerns about other states potentially mimicking the design of Texas law.

Next month, the Supreme Court will also hear arguments in a case reviewing the ban on most abortions after 15 weeks in the Republican-led state of Mississippi. The Mississippi and Texas cases together represent the biggest challenge to Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that paved the way for legal abortion nationwide, since it was decided in 1973.

In documents filed last month, Texas said that if the Supreme Court was to discuss the merits of its new law, it should overturn Raw vs. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a 1992 Supreme Court decision that upheld Roe’s recognition of the constitutional right to abortion.

The Center for Reproductive Rights, which is challenging Texas law with partners including the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a lawsuit last month: “If Texas gets away with this trick, the constitutional right to abortion will be the number one goal but certainly not The ultimate goal for states unwilling to accept federal law with which they disagree.”

Texas law prohibits abortion approximately six weeks after conception, before many women even know they are pregnant, with no exceptions in cases of rape or incest. It also allows individuals to report people to authorities for assisting women with abortions, possibly receiving at least $10,000 for doing so.

Legal experts have described the structure of the law as an attempt to sidestep Supreme Court decisions that prohibit states from outlawing abortion before the fetus has reached “viability.”

The Justice Department said in documents filed last month that “no state has ever attempted to undermine the Constitution through this kind of brazen procedural stunt,” adding that it had denied Texas women their constitutional rights.

Texas responded in court filings that “neither the federal government nor abortion providers has the right to require Texas to write its laws to allow them to be challenged in a pre-enforcement action in federal court.”

Anti-abortion advocates are calling for legal challenges to abortion rights in the United States as the Supreme Court has become more conservative after appointments including Emmy Connie Barrett, nominated by former President Donald Trump and defended by activists seeking to undo Roe.

Barrett’s confirmation was a seismic shift in the Supreme Court as she replaced the established liberal, the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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